- Charles Penn, a Kansas City Chiefs fan who goes by “Big Buck Chuck” on Twitter, left Sunday’s playoff game in the first quarter when his team was losing 24-0 to the Houston Texans.
- Penn, who paid more than $US200 for his ticket, said he was convinced that he was jinxing the team and that its “only hope” was his leaving.
- After Penn left the stadium, the Chiefs had a massive comeback and ended up winning the AFC divisional playoff matchup 51-31.
- The Chiefs advanced to the AFC Championship, where they are set to play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The winning team will advance to the Super Bowl.
- Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes told Penn to “Watch the next game at home.”
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A Kansas City Chiefs fan left Sunday’s playoff game at the end of the first quarter as his team was losing 24-0, convinced his presence was jinxing the team.
The fan, who goes by “Big Buck Chuck” on Twitter and was later identified by the local news outlet KSHB as Charles Penn, shared a video on Twitter as he walked out of Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, where the Chiefs were playing the Houston Texans in an AFC divisional playoff matchup.
He said the team’s “only hope” at scoring a win would be if he left the stadium.
“I’m out of here so we can get this second-half comeback going, hopefully,” Penn said in the video, which went viral. “Can’t do it. I got to leave. It’s the only hope. It might be true. Just don’t know anymore, man.”
And then the Chiefs started scoring. And scoring. And scoring. They ended up winning the game 51-31.
— Charles (GOOD Luck Chuck) (@cpenn4thewin) January 12, 2020
Penn, who paid more than $US200 for his ticket, told KSHB that the Chiefs’ luck turned around as soon as he got home from the stadium.
“I got into the house, I see Darwin Thompson recovered a fumble,” Penn said. “I said: ‘Man, what the heck. I knew that was going to happen.'”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had one piece of advice for Penn when he was mentioned at a postgame press conference: “Watch the next game at home.”
Appreciate you doing what was best for the Kingdom! ????????????
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 13, 2020
Thanks to the win, the Chiefs advanced to the AFC Championship, where they are set to play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The winning team will head to the Super Bowl.
Penn said he wouldn’t even make an appearance at the AFC Championship game.
“I’m sticking to my word,” Penn told KSHB. “I’m going to stay out of it.”
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